Skip to comments.Darrell Issa Takes Aim at Eric Holder’s Extortion Racket
Posted on 06/01/2014 1:18:30 PM PDT by Kaslin
The nations top extortion artist, Eric Holder, is at it again (or still). This time, rather than running guns to Mexican drug cartels or investigating reporters who publish inconvenient facts about the administrations scandals, Holder is taking aim at Americas small businesses. While Holder and Co have been busy collecting billion dollar fines from big banks, theyve taken a more direct approach to snub out businesses that dont necessarily conform with the Holder/Obama view of America.
Operation Choke Point, as it has been known, was a DOJ initiative that was intentionally designed to pressure banks and lenders into avoiding certain industry-specific businesses. Ostensibly, Operation Choke Point was designed to fight money laundering and fraud. The secretive initiative was launched with little fanfare in 2013. According to the Justice Department, it was aimed at choking out companies the Administration considered high-risk, despite the fact that they were legal businesses that had shown no signs of fraud.
In other words, the program was aimed at punishing businesses for merely existing. One of the primary victims of Operation Chokepoint has been gun manufacturers, and legal firearm dealers. (What a shock Im sure thats completely coincidental.)
So, while Eric Holder was busy shaking down banks for billions of dollars on trumped up charges, his department was also intentionally harassing legal businesses such as gun dealers, payday lenders, and anyone else that earned the scorn of the Obama Administration.
The DOJ has acknowledged that their tactics have resulted in many businesses being unduly punished, but brushed off any concerns by saying that legitimate businesses will merely have to make additional efforts to prove to banks they are not engaged in fraud. Because, yeah Thats clearly how our system is supposed to work, right? I mean, sure, we could try to use the DOJ to target people that have actually broken laws, but that would require a little less Chicago-style corruption.
Lucky for us, a handful of Republicans in California (yeah there are still some Republicans left in that state) elected Darrel Issa to the US House of Representatives. Issa, who chairs the Oversight committee, has chosen to take Holder to task for his latest affront to American style government, by claiming that the DOJs actions are flagrantly illegal.
And, of course, Issas right But its actually worse than that. Holders actions are also un-American. More than being corrupt, political, or criminal, Eric Holders repeated use of thuggary and intimidation are fundamentally antithetical to the American form of government. But, hes not alone in his un-American wielding of federal power. There is a growing sense among the ruling elite, that government is a tool to keep the citizens in line. The IRS is more than a revenue collection agency, it is (apparently) a tool to silence and harass political opponents. The DOJ isnt merely a law enforcement agency, but an agency with the power to manipulate and intimidate the public into compliance with certain world views.
When (a) government is gleefully wielding its power to harass, bully or intimidate the populace into submission, things have gone off the track somewhere. I guess this is the Hope and Change that America voted for in 2008: A world where the government runs extortion schemes and protection rackets while bullying industries they dont like. Who knew that liberal utopia looked so much like Chicago?
Eric the red will simply ignore Issa...just like he has on everything else....
Anybody know if the AG can be impeached....?
Darrel Issa would probably make a good president, but could he ever be elected? Even if he shows the corruption and proves it, he’ll be ridiculed as a loose cannon by the media. Our Country as it is today, he would need the endorsements of Jerry Springer, Maury, Oprah and The Kardashians to win. If anyone is too American today, he stands no chance of winning.
Are you missing Freedom yet ?
You can’t be serious!
Issa needs to go away FOREVER. Retire. Beat him in Nov. I don’t care. He has so royally screwed up every single investigation, and is s utterly incompetent, that when I see he is in charge of anything it makes me ill.
Word for Today:
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Hes our Man!
If he cant do it,
> For those that have completely given up, there is the option to close the garage door and start the car.
I’m almost there. One less taxpayer to milk .
Besides, it doesn't do anything to help you reach your goal.
If you think everything’s hopeless and that democrats are sooooooo powerful we have to give up why are you here? Really, I’m not putting you down - I just want to know.
Holder is Obamas IED(Intermittent explosive disorder) buried in the heart(S) of capitalism..
AND Boehner and McConnell hold the remote triggers..
A; Carnage on several levels..
Maybe you should spread your cheer among democrats... Every time they’ve got a small win you can tell them it’s all hopeless. Think about it.
Issa’s doing a great job... we need to get behind him. If you want to discourage people do it to democrats. They’ve got big swelled heads - take ‘em down a peg or two...
The beauty is the Republican establishment agrees with the administration i.e. the American people are the enemy. If they didn't, such as John Boehner would be saying, "Enough of this!" He hasn't.
Choke point is just another weapon against the American people.
Would that these clowns would use the weapons at their disposal against true enemies of the United States.
Is Isassa ever going to hit one of his targets?